12-year-old girls in Wisconsin charged with stabbing friend in plot to kill her

Police say two girls who allegedly lured friend into woods and stabbed her were inspired by a violent website.
By Frances Burns   |   June 2, 2014 at 4:33 PM

WAUKESHA, Wis., June 2 (UPI) -- Two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wis., were charged as adults Monday with stabbing a friend in a plot to kill her.

The two were to appear for preliminary hearings in the afternoon. Prosecutors were seeking $1 million bail at the first hearing on a charge of attempted murder.

Police said all three girls were at a sleepover Friday night. The two suspects allegedly lured the third girl into a wooded area Saturday and stabbed her 19 times.

A cyclist found the victim, who had crawled out of the woods, by a roadside. She was reported to be in stable condition Monday, but police said her injuries could still be life-threatening.

The two suspects were arrested Saturday afternoon after a Waukesha County deputy found them walking near Interstate 94.

Investigators said the two girls had become fascinated by a website featuring stories about violence and death. They were also fans of a female character appearing on several websites.

"As the details became more apparent, it's extremely disturbing as a parent and as a chief of police, especially with the age of the suspects and being female" Police Chief Russell Jack said. "This is a very disturbing investigation. "The Internet can be full of dark and wicked things. Unmonitored and unrestricted access to the Internet by children is a growing and alarming problem."

Jack said police were withholding the names of all three girls and releasing little information about the website that might have inspired the attack.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories